THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- 23 scrumptious kitchen-tested recipes.

Now that 2016 is almost behind us I’ve compiled all the StoneGable recipes of 2016 in one virtual cookbook. This cookbook is filled with kitchen-tested, StoneGable approved dishes that are not only delicious ( I say that so often when I talk about my recipes… not bragging, just truth!) but are quite easy to make too. I only post my very favorite and most successful recipes on my blog so you are getting the best of the best from my kitchen!Make sure to add this post to your Pinterest board so you have all these recipes when you need them. I created this cookbook just for you! And to make it easy to find all of my 2016 recipes.  

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I read cookbooks like romance novels! I hope you will enjoy reading this one too!


I’m a guac fan! Especially when the avocado and the rest of the ingredients are super fresh. Do you make homemade guacamole? You really should try this recipe!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


I had this yummy brisket for Christmas dinner!  It’s a great slow cooker recipe when you have a crowd or need a company worthy meal and don’t want to fuss. It will only look and taste like you did!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


We have rhubarb growing in our raised bed garden. It’s a delicious, tart vegetable that eats like a fruit. Rhubarb is the perfect pie filling, jam and sauce. I first had it at my paternal Grandmother’s farm in Missouri when I was a little girl. It’s tangy and has a strawberry kind-of flavor.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Easy peasy and so so fun to make and eat. Start with refrigerator pizza dough in a roll and see how it transforms into these sweet donut balls. I make this on Shrove Tuesday… the day before Lent.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


One of my son’s favorite dishes. Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food… and a one dish meal! I’ll tell you a little secret… I hate peas! So if you are not a pea fan you can use any other hearty veggies like carrots or pearl onions.

If you want to gourmet it up, use ground lamb, round steak, cremini mushrooms or some red wine.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


I think presentation counts! Elevate (pun intended) a simple cheese tray into something so so pretty!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Any time I serve french bread pizza I get rave reviews. This is such a universal favorite. Don’t tell anyone just how easy it is to make!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Coleslaw gets a bad rap. This colorful side dish is creamy and crunchy and so good!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!



My Nani’s rice is not your regular rice dish. My grandmother made this and I’m sure her mother did too. I would say if you try one thing in this post, this should be it!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Who doesn’t love a good clam chowder. “Nuff said!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


I love a dish or dessert that has a  WOW FACTOR. It is beautiful and totally amazing to eat. This pear tart has that special WOW FACTOR!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Here’s where delicious (yes, I know I say that word a lot) meets good-for-you. And you won’t believe how easy it is too. I have tons of containers of this soup in my freezer!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


It does not need to be fall to enjoy Tortellini with Sausage and Pumpkin Parmesan Cream Sauce. It’s perfect any time of year… and company worthy too.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Oh, these are killer fish tacos! Filled with crunch and lots of fresh flavors. YUM-MMEEEE!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


These bites are quick and easy and a must-try! Serve them with a good vanilla ice cream.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!



If you want a great twist on pasta salad try it southwest style. LOVE the crunchy nachos on the top!
THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


This gingersnap dough can be frozen in a roll and cut off to make homemade cookies whenever the urge strikes you. Gingersnap cookies are best eaten right out of the oven as soon as they cool.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Here’s another food that can be frozen and baked. I keep pizza roll ups on hand for appetizers or lunches.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


My herb garden grow riotous! And I preserve the wonderful taste of summer to use all year long. I’ll show you how freeze most herbs to add fresh flavor to you dishes.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


Another must0-try! If you are a pasta lover you’ve gotta try Tomato And Red Pepper Parmesan Cream Sauce.

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


There are a few tricks to make perfectly cooked salmon. Moist, flaky and filled with mild flavor. This recipe will yield you no fail salmon!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


I think everyone should learn to make a frittata. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I love frittatas because you can add refrigerator leftovers to eggs and get an amazing meal!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!


I tried for years to make a Rugelach cookie that was worth eating and posting. This is it!

THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- Here's a year's worth of yummy time-tested recipes!

I hope you will save this to your Food or Recipe Pinterest board. Then you can pull up this virtual cookbook when you want to make a StoneGable approved dish!

Did you know that I have over 2,300 recipes on my Pinterest “Foodie Fin” board? You can follow me HERE and see all of them.


THE 2016 STONEGABLE COOKBOOK- 23 scrumptious kitchen-tested recipes.






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  1. Some of these recipes I have already tried and you are right, they are delicious. We had your beef brisket recipe Christmas Eve and our family really enjoyed it. Keep the recipes coming in 2017! From one interior decorator to another, I love your blog!

  2. Can not wait to dig into these recipes. New year and new recipes.

  3. Keep the recipes coming. The ones I have tried are delicious. I look forward to your blog. Many blessings to you in the new year.

  4. Patricia T says:

    Thank you, Yvonne! This is like getting a late Christmas gift! I’m diabetic, but I can change an ingredient here and there in some of your recipes to make them diabetic-friendly. The Red Pepper Sauce I’ll serve over zucchini noodles, zoodles, for instance. And your photos are so tempting. I think you should do a whole published cookbook! I’d be first in line to buy it!

    1. I’d love to try the zucchini noodles with the Red Pepper Sauce too!

  5. Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for the yummy recipes.

  6. Thank you! I have tried a few of these recipes and they are delicous!

  7. I do read cookbooks like romance novels, I even swoon over the hero 🙂 I do enjoy your recipes, Yvonne. They are delicious and easy to implement. Have a Happy New Year!! I pinned your cookbook

  8. Christy H says:

    Thank you for the recipes. Going to be making the apple croissant bites for dessert tonight!

  9. I made your sugar cookies and Christmas breakfast casserole….yummy. These 2 recipes are now on our favorite Christmas food list. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad you like them. Those sugar cookies are my absolute favorite too!

  10. Sheila Gunderson says:

    Just printed off two more of your delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing Yvonne!

  11. Lanita Anderson says:

    These recipes look delicious….thank you for sharing! I’ve seen several that I would like to make for my family. Blessings to you and your family in the New Year!

  12. Sandra Barnhart says:

    Going to the store today for ingredients for a couple of those recipes now.

  13. All in one place! Thank you!

  14. Carol Davis says:

    How do you do it? Don’t you ever sleep? Will send you a super easy recipe for pear sorbet – as soon as I can locate it.

  15. Thanks for sharing theses great recipes, I have pinned them to my Pinterest recipes, they look yummy!!

  16. genie steger says:

    Oh my gosh, its only 8:22 and my mouth is watering!!!!

  17. Great idea to put the recipes all together. I will definitely pin this. Happy new year and am awaiting the projects for 2017.

  18. Love your recipes, Yvonne. Please publish more of your Hungarian recipes. Do you have a recipe for Hungarian kugloaf? A cross between a bread and a pastry (sort of). My Unuka(grandmother ) used to serve it at tea time.

  19. Karen VanLoo says:

    YUM! I got hungry just reading this today!

  20. Linda schmidt says:

    Thank you for making an easy access to your wonderful recipes and they truly are, I have tried several. Happy New Year

  21. The recipes I have tried so far are TERRIFIC… thanks!!!!!!!

  22. Thank you so very much for the recipes! I made your loaded baked potato soup last week and it was a hit with the whole family! I brought it to my son as a treat for college exam week and it made his day. Thanks!

  23. Jeannie S says:

    Wow, this is a treasure trove! Thank you so much, I can’t wait to get cooking. Happy New Year!

  24. I’ve tried several of these already and am excited to make a few more. Thanks for this delicious post!

  25. Just printed 3 of them. Can’t wait to try the rice. I love any kind of rice so this will be a treat! Thanks for sharing!

  26. These recipes are a lot of yummy !I am a pizza
    and pasta girl,I’ll have to try your french bread
    pizza and tortellini.

  27. WOW, what a treasure. These look so appetizing. My husband’s favorite are gingersnap cookies. I love your blue and white dishes. I have these. At a B&B the hostess had the original antique dishes. I just had to have them.

  28. Thank you, for the ‘Pin It’ Cook Book. Now, I’ll have a place to add other recipes from Stone Gable.

  29. Mary Robinson says:

    So happy to have these recipes in a collection. Thank you.

  30. Yummy. Cannot wait to try more of your delicious cooking.

  31. Thank you for compiling these recipes in one place. I will definitely be trying some of them soon!

  32. What a great gift! Thanks

  33. Nancy Carroll says:

    What a great idea Yvonne! Thank you so much!

  34. Avril Crundwell says:

    Thank you Yvonne, You said presentation is everything… You keep presenting your ideas and recipes so beautifully. I am drawn in and enticed to try them. I love it. You can tell you love what you do. 🙂

  35. Bernadette says:

    How very thoughtful of you Yvonne!! They are sound yummy!!

  36. Ramona Fant says:

    Sounds fantastic….love your many recipes and beautiful decors….have a safe and blessed 2017…..

  37. You are such a generous woman! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with us.

  38. Carol Elkins says:

    I love that I will now have all of your yummy recipes in one place! Thanks!

  39. I have tried a number of these, and just picked a few more to try before the end of the year. I expect them to be delicious, just as the other always have been. Thank you for making them all easily available!!


    Excited to see what you send our way in 2017!!!


  41. Thank you for all these wonderful recipes. I have tried a few of them and they are delicious. I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year. I loo forward to seeing what 2017 brings for all of us.

  42. Best Christmas present ever. Already tried some of these. Thank you so much Yvonne!

  43. Thanks for gathering your recipes and sharing them! I can’t wait to try Nani’s rice and the frittata and others! I made your beef barley soup when you shared it and my family loved it! Looking forward to new recipes in the new year! Happy New Year! karen….

  44. This is so convenient. I’ve pinned it! I do enjoy your recipes, Yvonne.
    I hope you’re on the mend.

  45. Thank you for this! I’m so excited! I plan on the butternut squash soup tonight! I am wondering about the tortellini sauce…how would you puree the tomatoes and peppers without the special machine? Would a food processor work as well? Also, I am amazed at how you have been able to keep up with everything after your recent surgery. I was really loopy for awhile after my different surgeries I had…you are an inspiration!

  46. Thank you for the great recipes, for free!! When I saw it was a virtual cookbook I thought I would have to pay to view it. I have made a couple of your recipes and loved them both!! Happy New Year!?

  47. Shelley Anderson says:

    I am definitely going to add some of these to next week’s menu planning. I appreciate all your hard work Yvonne and I am anticipating all your post in 2017! Happy New Year to you and your family!


  48. Thank you for posting this. Love having all your recipes! Your pictures are awesome!

  49. Linda Godwin says:

    Yvonne, thank you for sharing your recipes! You are so caring and giving and have the best blog out there! Looking forward to 2017 with you. Happy New Year!

  50. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Yvonne, your recipes are so delicious! Thanks, so much, for posting them! We sure appreciate all you do for us!

    Hope your ankle is getting better.

    I am amazed at all the things you do for all of us who read each post. We thank God for you, Yvonne, and the special person you are. May you be blessed with a wonderful New Year filled with lots of health and happiness!

  51. Lisa Marutz says:

    What a nice variety of recipes!
    Thank you so much!!

  52. Thanks! Love your blog! Happy New Year!

  53. I love starting the new year off in search of “new family favorites.”. Thanks for posting.

  54. Thank you, Yvonne, for the delicious recipes in recipe book form. 🙂 I love your website and dream of someday being able to decorate like you. I know the website is a lot of work, but you do a FANTASTIC job and it is appreciated by your readers. I’m so glad that you’re willing to share your faith….we do have that in common. I wish you a happy and blessed 2017!

  55. Denise Cox says:

    Wow Yvonne!! Thank-you so very much for the belated Christmas gift of your yummy recipes!! I had already pinned some of them, and today I pinned more. I think I now have all of them except two or three. I’m like you as I have always enjoyed reading cook books, yet I’m not fond of cooking. I doesn’t help that I live alone either. It’s difficult to cook for one person. I do, however, enjoy baking.

    So, thanks again. Your pictures are fantastic!!

    Happy New Year… Looking forward to seeing what surprises you have up your sleeve for your readers this coming year!!!

  56. Thank you for this, Yvonne! Very kind of you! Hope you are healing well!

  57. Your recipes are such a gift! Thank you. Happy New Year and happy cooking ?.

  58. Thank you I am
    Looking forward to trying many of these in the coming year

  59. Dale Vitto says:

    Hope 2017 is a wonderful year for you and your family. Your recipes are always delicious. And your decor ideas are beautiful. I’m wondering when/if you might publish a Stonegable cookbook or home decor book. You have so many great ideas…I see several volumes ahead!!

  60. Karin Hensley says:

    Love the compilation of recipes from 2016! Happy New Year, Yvonne!

  61. Loralyn Noragong says:

    Beautiful book!

  62. All of the recipes look mouth watering! Thanks for sharing!!

  63. Love it! and so easy!

  64. I have made your brisket recipe using a chuck roast. It’s delicious. I also use the leftovers to make a hearty beef vegetable soup.

  65. Karen Cadden says:

    At your recommendation, I made the holiday beef brisket for our Christmas dinner. It was absolutely delicious! The other recipes you have shared with us look wonderful too! I am especially looking forward to trying the Rhubarb galette this summer. I planted some rhubarb plants last summer, and they should be ready for picking this year. Thanks again for sharing.

  66. Karen Bissell says:

    Cookbook looks like some good recipes

  67. Yvonne,

    I am a true fan of many of your recipes, sorry I saw this so late, or should I say early!!
    We’re going to a friends house for New Years, so I’m going to make a few of your special treats
    To bring a long!
    Peace and blessings for a safe holiday!

  68. Yvonne,

    Unbelievable!!! The pictures say it all. I have made many of your recipes and will continue to make more as most of them are simple and delicious!! Thank you!!


  69. Thanks so much! I needed a few new things to bring a change. These look wonderful.

  70. Maggie Nelson says:

    I love pasta salads so I’m going to try the Southwest pasta salad recipe and also the Frittata recipe. Thank you !

  71. Thank you for the virtual cookbook! I just printed the Clam Chowder and can’t wait to make it!

    Happy New Year Yvonne!!

  72. This year has gone by so fast. God bless you and your in the New Year

  73. They all look mouth watering! Thanks for sharing!

  74. Lisa Chambers says:

    Your recipes are the best! I made the holiday brisket for a dinner party and it was delicious! Also used your sugar cookie recipe and they turned out really cute!

  75. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes. I have printed many of them before but did print out 2 more! I’ve made them all to rave reviews. In fact my husband will ask”is this a Yvonne recipe?” LOL
    Have the Happiest of New Years ?

  76. Nancy Pacitto says:

    I made your frittata and it was delicious. Perfect for a cold winter morning. Hope you are on the mend. Keep your spirits up.

  77. Patricia Lawlor says:

    thank you Yvonne for going to the trouble for us. I have pinned your recipe book and plan on making the chowder tomorrow.

  78. Thanks Yvonne. I printed almost all of these and can’t wait to try them.

    I’m really interested in the low carb recipes you mentioned being on a Pinterest board.
    I’m not skilled in PINTEREST however, so will have to play around till I can figure it out.

  79.…love your blog! Thank you for all you do! Happy New Year!

  80. I made your Holiday Brisket for Christmas. The presentation was so lovely that it even made an impression on our 25 year old son, who commented about how fancy it was! It was so very easy, tender and tasty. Thank you for the inspiration!

  81. Hi Yvonne,
    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and have never commented . So, I thought I would to let you
    know that I made the Brisket for my Bunco girlfriends .. .I host the Christmas luncheon at my home every year.
    I decided to double the recipe so I would have extra, and it was delicious. I double both the cranberries and the onion soup mix. It was a little too salty, so next time I will use only one packet. Everyone loved it, and yesterday one of the ladies texted me for the recipe.I just sent her the link to your blog tonight. I was able to use beef broth to dilute the saltiness of the sauce and with scallop
    potatoes it was perfect.
    Thank you so much. Sending wishes that 2017 is a wonderful year for you and yours.

    1. Jody, I’m thrilled your Bunko friends like the brisket. And thank you for passing my site along! I really appreciate it!

  82. As many of your readers commented, your beef brisket was the hit of our family’s Christmas dinner.
    Encouraging you to continue your recipes in you blog.

  83. Love your Blog. Even though my husband is vegetarian I have been able to adapt some of your receipies. Thank you for a great site.

  84. Thank you so much for this wonderful cookbook! Happy New Year to you Yvonne!

  85. LOVE all your recipes! Made the Apple Croissants today for a brunch we were invited to……major hit! Have a blessed New Year Yvonne!

  86. Rebecca Hively says:

    Could you help me find your recipe for Mac and Cheese? I’ve looked but can’t find it! Thanks!